Shore Excursions for Couples
Shore excursions are a wonderful part of any cruise: they provide the opportunity to learn about a different culture, try a new adventure or simply take in the sights of a port of call. When you and your loved one cruise as a couple, shore excursions offer a chance to explore a destination together.
Couples who appreciate history might enjoy excursions that focus on the fascinating remnants of ancient cultures, such as the former Greek port of Ephesus, just 20 miles from the cruise ship dock at Kusadasi, Turkey. You can view the remains of a massive outdoor theater; the Library of Celsus, which once held 12,000 scrolls; the Basilica of St. John; and the lone column that is all that remains of the Temple of Artemis. Only an estimated 15 percent of Ephesus has been excavated, and work on this vast outdoor museum continues daily.
It takes two to tango, and couples sailing to Buenos Aires, Argentina, have the opportunity to watch experts perform the romantic dance at a tango show. Better yet, your ship may offer shore excursions that include lessons in the seductive, passionate dance. If dance isn’t for you, another option is a tour of the city’s colorful "barrios,” or neighborhoods.
Alaska’s ports buzz with activity during the summer cruise season, so a couple might enjoy heading a short way out of town to enjoy the spectacular natural scenery. Opportunities to hike nature trails, skim over the water in a kayak or navigate forest paths on an all-terrain vehicle are never far away – your ship is sure to provide a choice of such excursions.
Couples who cruise to the Caribbean, Mexico or Australia have a terrific selection of beach-oriented shore excursions that offer sun, fun and a bit of romance. A quiet afternoon on a beach of soft, white sand; riding on horseback through the sparkling surf; parasailing high above the coastline; or diving down to visit a world of colorful sea life are just some of the possibilities.
Every cruise offers great shore excursion options for couples to enjoy together. For help in selecting yours, talk with a Cruise Holidays expert.